"There is an appointed time for everything, and a time for every affair under the heavens."
I do not want to claim divine inspiration, but I do feel elated after finally biting a bullet that had been aimed at my teeth for some time.
I've just sent an email to the fine people of business magazine Quote expressing my intent to stop blogging on Quotenet. Since our agreement entailed giving one another a month's notice if either party ever wanted to end our partnership, I will effectively write my last paid blog entry before September 17.
Henceforth, my income will come from 'normal' articles, columns, the lectures I give, the workshops and brainstorm sessions I organize, the books I write as well as the teaching I will do at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (University of Groningen), having just accepted a job offer to become part of their journalism faculty from September 1 onwards.
Sometimes, a marriage can drag itself out for too long. I've been writing short blog entries for Quotenet about fast cars and Paris Hilton for a bit too long. And like Hilton I'm not of the monogamous persuasion. Even the most pleasurable thing will get boring if you do it for too long with the same person.
(That's all the innuendo you'll get today. Promise.)
I'd still be happy to write about business, money and famous people, of course. But please don't ask me to blog about it for a while. Size does matter. OK, so I broke my promise.
And yes, leisure blogging has now officially resumed. Like all journalists, I never really get tired of myself ;-).